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Poster: Executive Date: Apr 3, 2008 8:54pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Don't Give Up!

You shouldn't worry about it, Robin. Actually, we never would have known you're autistic if you hadn't said anything. I'm "normal" and even I can't figure out how to upload on my Macintosh.

It's just that people are tired of the same old public domain stuff. Copyrighted material is uploaded to all the time, and nobody cares. We should be able to do the same thing here. If I could figure out how to make copies of that great late 1980s TV series WISEGUY and then convert them to AVI format, I would love to upload those.

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Apr 3, 2008 9:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Same old PD Stuff/Copyrighted Shows

I agree. I've tried to upload rare shows like "Beulah", but because of the counter I don't know if they are being downloaded or not. I know "Beulah" may be too sickly sweet for some, But it's certainly historically important.

As for copyrighted TV shows, I have episodes of 3 great Australian programs from the 70's/80's and I'd like Americans to see 'em. This includes 30 episodes of "Blankety Blanks", The Aussie version of "Match Game 73"; and the late-80's sitcom "Hey Dad..!", a TV series which is sorta like the AU version of what Nick used to air during the 90's. I can understand why IA doesn't allow copyrighted stuff, But maybe the copyright laws themselves should be changed.

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Poster: Executive Date: Apr 4, 2008 7:55am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Copyrighted Shows

I've seen the 1973 to 1982 original Match Game (CBS daytime version), which along with the syndicated nighttime
Match Game PM are the best there is. GSN shows them both all the time. The series improved when the Star Wheel was introduced in April 1978 so contestants would stop choosing Richard Dawson all the time, yet oddly enough
in its first telecast used Dawson's name came up twice after the wheel was turned anyway. At the end of the show the other panelists jokingly walked off the stage in protest! That fall (after Dawson left) the Match Game set was remodeled along with the Star Wheel and they both looked a lot better.

As for the Australian ripoff "Blankety Blanks", that was OK too. I ran across 1 episode of that somewhere online last year. If you want to upload those, Robin, feel free. :)

This post was modified by Executive on 2008-04-04 14:55:04

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Apr 4, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Aussie Versions of American Game Shows

I'm planning to buy the American version on DVD soon. Speaking of American Game Shows that Australia produced there own versions, There were AU versions of "Name That Tune", "It Could Be You", "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Hollywood Squares". I saw a clip of the AU version "It Could Be You", it looks just as cheesy as the american version! It's probably PD, But none of the Aussie budget DVD companies seem interested in releasing old Aussie TV. In fact, even popular American PD shows like "Love That Bob" and "Ozzie and Harriet" are hard to find in Australia.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Apr 4, 2008 7:32am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Same old PD Stuff/Copyrighted Shows

maybe the copyright laws themselves should be changed

The fervent wish of many! But of late in the US it's been frustrating on that front, example:

Keep uploading the good old stuff that really is OK to upload at this point. It can sit around here for years and eventually the right people will discover and appreciate it. :)